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Old 06-07-2007, 08:31 PM   #1
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how do I make a HD writeable


I can not change the permissions of folder and files in my hard drive.

I installed Fedora 7 through a live CD and had Fedora 6 on the computer before that (with everything working correctly)

I can by hand create files, save them... but I can't change the permissions (through properties or the terminal) or have php write new files or anything but read them.

How can I fix this?
 
Old 06-07-2007, 09:08 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

Can you please post the contents of your /etc/fstab file?

You will most likely need to change the mount options of your drive.

--Ian
 
Old 06-07-2007, 10:02 PM   #3
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Hopefully mounting isn't too hard.

LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0
 
Old 06-08-2007, 09:36 AM   #4
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Does that mean I have to change mount options?

I don't really get what it's saying in some parts. Looks like some lines are telling locations to be different locations.
 
Old 06-08-2007, 09:10 PM   #5
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OK. That looks correct. I take it you don't have a separate /home partition - just one root partition, a boot partition and swap space.

In which directories are you trying to create or modify files? Obviously, you can only modify files under your home directory as your user, you will need to be root to modify other ones.

The fstab is quite simple really - it just maps a physical device (Fedora uses volume labels, other distros will use the actual device in /dev) to a mount point, which is a directory somewhere in your file system. Then it gives some mount options.

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Old 06-14-2007, 04:31 PM   #6
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Well... I still have the write problem! What should I try? What do you need to know?
 
  


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